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  • Aberdeenshire


  • Celebrations, traditions and customs


  • Local topical


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 1966

Date: 1950

Sponsor: Playhouse Cinema, Huntly

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.47 mins

Description: The exterior of the Playhouse Cinema, Huntly, town streets decorated, crowds in Christie Park and the crowning of the Festival Queen are featured in this local topical.

Credits: Caledonian Associated Cinemas presents:

Shotlist: Children's fancy dress competition; c/u various competitors, includes young boy as miner, wearing sign "No More Strikes" (1.13) [brief sections of clear leader]; judging contest [slightly shaky] (1.46) Huntly Gala Queen 1950 (1.59) pipe band; crowds queuing for tickets (2.28) Strathbogie pipe band in Christie Park. Shots of spectators in the park (4.10) Gala Queen [Miss Isobel Scott] arrives. The crowning ceremony if performed by Mrs Barron, wife of the Provost. Shot of Gala Queen and her retinue. (5.30) Strathbogie pipe band lead queen and retinue in a vintage car; shots of spectators watching procession (6.21) Shot of exterior of the Playhouse Cinema, Huntly (4.33) General views of Huntly streets decorated, including the tower of Stewarts Hall. Shots of crowds of spectators (7.33) CAC Presents Huntly Gala Queen 1950 (7.47)